AUDIO RESEARCH: How they got it both right, and wrong

Paul McGowan writes: Starting in the late 1960s and gaining popularity in HIFI circles in the 1970s, the ubiquitous IEC 320 (shortened from 60320) was immediately embraced by manufacturers; not because it is better (it isn’t), but because it permits the use of multiple cable types without change to the hardware. Once manufacturers began shipping […]

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DOUGLAS ADAMS: Buying his Subjective Audio Ltd system

Howard Popeck: Douglas Adams was one of our most gracious, humorous, gentle and fun customers at Subjective Audio. Coincidental with him getting a “serious” advance from his publishers for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, he commissioned me to put together “almost” the best system money could buy. It was, apart from the turntable, a full […]

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AUDIO RESEARCH: Meet Your Maker: Hi-Fi+ Visits Audio Research Corporation

Chris Martens: Reviews of products from the US-based firm Audio Research Corporation have frequently graced the pages of Hi-Fi+, so that I was pleased to have the opportunity to visit the ARC factory in Plymouth, Minnesota (a suburb of the greater Minneapolis metropolitan area) to see how the firm’s components are made. What follows is […]

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AUDIO RESEARCH: Versus EAR Yoshino?

I have owned Esoteric Audio Research equipment in the past and may do again in the future. I like they way EAR Yoshino presents music, the sound-stage is wide and textures are not overly warm. I also like the fact that it’s made in England. Has anybody compared Audio Research equipment to EAR? They both […]

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